Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

Here's what they don't tell you in WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU'RE EXPECTING

When entrusting the subject of motherhood to such a dazzling collection of celebrated American writers, what results is a joyous, moving, hilarious, and altogether thrilling theatrical play. Utterly unpredictable, Motherhood Out Loud shatters traditional notions about parenthood, unveils its inherent comedy and celebrates the deeply personal truths that span and unite generations.

Motherhood Out Loud reveals with illuminating insight the humor, raw emotions and rocky roads we experience in life. Primary Stages presents the New York premiere of the new play, conceived by Susan R. Rose and Joan Stein, and written by Leslie Ayvazian, David Cale, Jessica Goldberg, Beth Henley, Lameece Issaq, Claire LaZebnik, Lisa Loomer, Michele Lowe, Marco Pennette, Theresa Rebeck, Luanne Rice, Annie Weisman, Cheryl L. West and Brooke Berman, under the direction of Lisa Peterson.

Motherhood Out Loud received its triumphant World Premiere at Hartford Stage, its West Coast premiere at the Geffen Playhouse (as In Mother Words) and its New York engagement at Primary Stages.

Motherhood Out Loud is available through Dramatists Play Service, Inc. For licensing information and to obtain copies of the script, please visit

or contact Susan Rose